While truck drivers need to do their best to drive safely, their employers also have several important responsibilities regarding the safety of their drivers and other motorists on the road. Ultimately the drivers and trucks they put on the road are their responsibility, so when they fail to ensure either the driver or the truck itself is safe to be on the road, they can be held liable for any consequences that arise from accidents.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident caused by a trucking company’s negligent decision-making, you should consider taking legal action to obtain the compensation and justice you may be due. To discuss how to prepare a legal claim and how we can fight for you, contact the Arkansas employer negligence attorney of the [firm-name], at [phone-number] today.
When a Trucking Company Is Responsible
Although many truck accidents are the fault of the driver, there are some cases in which the driver’s employer may be the one to blame for causing the accident. These situations include the following:
- Hours of Service Violations
- Negligent Hiring
- Failure to Train / Inadequate Training
- Failure to Inspect Vehicles
Trucking companies need to make sure their drivers are working on safe schedules, are prepared to safely operate their vehicles, and are driving well-maintained vehicles that won’t cause mechanical problems or failure on the road. Failing to achieve these basic tasks may place the blame for any truck accident injuries on the trucking company.
An injury from a truck accident may leave you with considerable financial concerns, such as medical bills, unexpected out-of-pocket costs, and lost wages during your recovery. Fortunately, the trucking company who negligently contributed to causing your accident may be accountable for these and other losses or expenses related to the accident. Find out how our Arkansas employer negligence lawyers of the [firm-name], can help fight for you and your rights today by calling [phone-number].